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Good Day! Below is a Summary of News Stories Across Nigeria and Abroad: 

1. Former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has said that the incoming administration must work to facilitate national moral rearmament and reconciliation, following the divisiveness occasioned by the just concluded general elections. This he said had the potential to bring about healing and to assuage Nigerian youths who were angered by the shortcomings of the elections. Obasanjo stated this while delivering his speech at a Conference in Abuja, organised by Nextier and the Ibadan School of Governance and Public Policy themed, “From Elections to Governance and Performance”. PUNCH

2. The All Progressives Congress, APC, has announced the expulsion of a former Governor of Enugu State, Barr. Sullivan Chime. Also expelled is the Director-General of Voice of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Okechukwu, a former Speaker of the Enugu State House of Assembly, Hon. Eugene Odo, an aide to the minister of foreign affairs, Mr. Flavour Eze, Mr. Joe Mmamel and Mr. Maduka Arum. Similarly, the party suspended former Senate President, Senator Ken Nnamani and the minister of foreign affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama. DAILY POST

3. Kylian Mbappe on Thursday complained about Paris Saint-Germain’s use of video and images of him for their season-ticket advertising campaign. PSG’s star striker said he would fight for “individual image rights” after an interview with him was used by the club in a video to promote ticket sales for next season. VANGUARD

4. Six of Qatar’s eight World Cup stadiums will be used for the Asian Cup to be staged in the Gulf state next January, the AFC has announced. But the Lusail stadium used for the World Cup final and the iconic 974 stadium made from containers will not be part of the 24-nation tournament to run from January 12 to February 10. The Asian Cup was originally meant to be held this year in China but was switched and delayed because of the country’s coronavirus restrictions. CHANNELS

5. Nigerian singer and rapper, Divine Ikubor, better known as Rema, has blamed fans for the unending beef and rivalries in the Afrobeats culture. He said African artists have tried their best to be united despite ego issues, but the fans keep pitching them against one another. DAILY POST

6. The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP in the February 25 2023 election, Mr Peter Obi on Thursday donated N10 million to Paul University, Awka owned by the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion. He said that with the elections over, he would continue his philanthropic gestures to schools and hospitals, which had to be put on hold due to the political campaigns. Obi said the intervention in schools and hospitals was part of his efforts to build human capital in Nigeria and improve infrastructure in such public institutions, recalling that before the campaigns, he was undertaking visits to at least three hospitals and secondary schools every month, to give support to them. VANGUARD

7. A 25-year-old man burst into a preschool in southern Brazil and killed four children with a hatchet-like weapon Wednesday before turning himself in to police, an attack President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva condemned as “monstrous.” The attacker, who jumped a wall to get inside, also wounded four other children at the private preschool, known as the Good Shepherd Center, in the city of Blumenau, said police and government officials in the state of Santa Catarina. He then rode a motorcycle to a state police station and handed himself in. CHANNELS

8. A couple and their daughter have been reportedly burnt to death while asleep during a fire incident in Kafanchan town in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Details of what caused the fire incident remain sketchy as residents said they only saw smoke coming out of the house around 11 pm on Tuesday night. A neighbour of the victims, Maikano Abdullahi, who also lost his properties to the inferno, explained that all efforts made by those who came to the house to rescue the family members from the fire failed. PUNCH

9. Nigerian Afrobeats superstar, David Adeleke, aka Davido, has broken an African record on the US iTunes Albums Chart with his new album ‘Timeless’. This is as the album topped the chart on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, making history in the process as the first African album to reach Number 1 in the world’s biggest music market. DAILY POST

10. Catriona Wendy Laing, outgoing British High Commissioner to Nigeria, says she is sad to be leaving Africa’s most populous nation. She spoke during a farewell visit to President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday at the State House in Abuja, after four-and-a-half years tour of duty. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, made this in a statement he signed on Wednesday titled ‘I had a fabulous time here, says British high commissioner in farewell visit to President Buhari.’ The British envoy said she’s fascinated by Nigeria, particularly the music, dance, culture, and she’s had “a fabulous time here.” DAILY TRUST

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